The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead the profession as a student-centered program focused on developing career-ready veterinarians who will live healthy meaningful lives and serve their communities.

We value an inclusive environment that fosters adaptive, innovative learners who will be successful leaders in the field of veterinary medicine.

We believe in emphasizing critical thinking and evidence-based teaching to help students become skilled problem-solvers and lifelong learners.

We are committed to extending The University of Arizona’s rich history of outstanding education to provide our students with the resources and knowledge that will help them succeed in all areas of life.


Three-Year Model

Our three-year, nine-semester, continuous program provides the necessary structure and breaks to help increase graduation rates and enable students to earn salaries sooner than their peers. Students will receive the same amount of didactic teaching, but in a more condensed strategic model.

In the first two years, students will build a strong foundation in veterinary medicine and surgery while interweaving competencies required for future career success. Third-year rotations will focus on providing the necessary clinical competencies needed for career-readiness.

About Our Facilities

Our Curriculum

Our student-centered curriculum will utilize best practices in medical education with a focus on active-learning. Synchronized content between courses will create an intuitive learning environment where classroom seat-time is limited, and students take ownership of a substantial part of their learning.

We believe that emphasizing critical thinking and life-long evidence-based learning throughout all courses will assist students in understanding their own processes for problem-solving and enable them to utilize those skills in future careers. 

About Our Curriculum

Clinical Rotations

Third-year students will have access to normal and clinically diseased animals through a vast network of more than 250 clinical affiliates. Our hybrid-distributive model will utilize University of Arizona owned facilities, as well as privately owned practices, to expose students to a large, diverse caseload with more real-world hands-on experience and prepare students for their future careers.

The clinical year curriculum in semesters seven, eight and nine, encompassing 52 weeks, will include four primary core instructional sites, elective options, NAVLE assessment and vacation.

Our Clinical Network

Student Life

Student life is a vital component for success as it serves to assist in establishing relationships and provide opportunities that encourage a welcoming, professional community for students in their journey toward achieving their educational and vocational aspirations.
Learn more about the dynamic city of Tucson and the opportunities available to our students.

Student Life

Tuition and Financial Aid

The following tuition rates have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) for 2020-2021:

  • Arizona residents: $15,000 per semester x 3 concurrent semesters = $45,000 per year*
  • Non-Arizona residents: $23,333 per semester x 3 concurrent semesters = $69,999 per year*

*Tuition rate is subject to annual review by ABOR and excludes fees that may be assessed by the CVM and/or the University of Arizona.


CVM Application


More veterinarians translates to multiple benefits for Arizona, from expanded opportunities for students to improved animal and public health across the state. If you are interested in partnering with the College of Veterinary Medicine in our mission to lead to lead the profession as a student-centered program focused on developing career-ready veterinarians, then click for more information on how to give.

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